When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.
Charles MansonCharles Manson
(Criminal and Murderer)

12 November 1934

American

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

French,Dutch

John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)

13 June 1928

American

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

American

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)

19 May 1951

American

Jake LloydJake Lloyd
(Child Actor)

05 March 1989

American

Bettie PageBettie Page

22 April 1923

American

Clara BowClara Bow
(Actress)

29 July 1905

American

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
(Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director)

04 September 1896

French

Richard AvedonRichard Avedon

15 May 1923

American

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

Ukrainian

Camille ClaudelCamille Claudel
(Sculptor)

08 December 1864

French

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
(Writer, Philosopher)

06 September 1928

American

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

06 September 1877

American

Peter GreenPeter Green
(Musician & Songwriter)

29 October 1946

British

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
(Poet)

29 March 1901

Finnish

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
(Drug trafficker, Prostitute)

27 February 1958

American

Daniel Paul SchreberDaniel Paul Schreber
(Judge, Writer, Autobiographer)

25 July 1842

German

Louis WainLouis Wain
(Artist, Painter)

05 August 1860

British

Bud PowellBud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)

27 September 1924

American

Richard BrautiganRichard Brautigan
(Writer, Poet, Novelist)

30 January 1935

American

Agnes MartinAgnes Martin
(Painter)

22 March 1912

Canadian,American

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(lexicographer, linguist)

31 May 1834

American

Karl Maria WiligutKarl Maria Wiligut
(Writer, Occultist)

10 December 1866

Austrian

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
(Painter)

27 October 1885

Swedish

Jim GordonJim Gordon

14 July 1945

American

Robert WalserRobert Walser

15 April 1878

Swiss